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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to (a) promote and (b) fund local welfare assistance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
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Andrea Jenkyns more like this
star this property uin 276564 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The reforms to the Social Fund in 2013 allowed local authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales to deliver their own local provision for people who are in need of urgent help. Local authorities are best placed to decide how to promote and target flexible help to support local welfare needs. The Government has no further plans to review provision.</p><p> </p><p>The Local Government Finance Settlement for 2015-16 identifies a notional amount relating to local welfare provision in each upper-tier and unitary authority’s general grant, totalling £129.6 million for England. The notional allocation for local welfare provision remains at £129.6 million in England in the Local Government Financial Settlement until 2019/20. There are no plans to ring-fence this notional allocation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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276565 more like this
276576 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:11:48.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:11:48.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1138631
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will allocate additional funding for local welfare assistance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
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Andrea Jenkyns more like this
star this property uin 276565 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The reforms to the Social Fund in 2013 allowed local authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales to deliver their own local provision for people who are in need of urgent help. Local authorities are best placed to decide how to promote and target flexible help to support local welfare needs. The Government has no further plans to review provision.</p><p> </p><p>The Local Government Finance Settlement for 2015-16 identifies a notional amount relating to local welfare provision in each upper-tier and unitary authority’s general grant, totalling £129.6 million for England. The notional allocation for local welfare provision remains at £129.6 million in England in the Local Government Financial Settlement until 2019/20. There are no plans to ring-fence this notional allocation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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276564 more like this
276576 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:11:48.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:11:48.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1138642
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis in (a) Scotland, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Wales and (d) England (i) made new applications for personal independence payments and (ii) were reassessed from disability living allowance to personal independence payments in each year since 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
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Martin Whitfield more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold the data requested on the disability of a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimant at the point of registration (application) for a claim. Data on a PIP claimant’s condition is not recorded until the claimant attends an assessment.</p><p> </p><p>The latest available data on PIP clearances can be broken down by main disabling condition for both new claims and DLA reassessment claims for those that attended an assessment (awarded and disallowed post referral to the AP due to failing assessment), for each month from the introduction of PIP in April 2013 to the last available data in April 2019. Data can also be split by geographical area within Great Britain (region).</p><p>Stat-Xplore can be found at <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Please note that the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is only responsible for benefits in Great Britain. Social security benefits, including PIP, are a devolved matter in Northern Ireland and your questions regarding PIP in Northern Ireland should be directed at the Department of Communities in Northern Ireland.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:09:21.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:09:21.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martin Whitfield more like this
1138643
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis in (a) Scotland, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Wales and (d) England that were in receipt of disability living allowance and underwent a reassessment for personal independence payments applied for mandatory reconsideration of the decision in each year since 2013; and how many of those people (i) had their decision overturned and (ii) had their decision upheld. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
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Martin Whitfield more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The information requested on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) mandatory reconsiderations (MR) and appeals for claimants with a primary disabling condition of Multiple Sclerosis in Scotland, Wales and England can be found in the tables below.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern Irish Assembly has devolved responsibility for social security benefits. The responsibility for statistics in Northern Ireland lies with the Department for Communities: <a href="http://www.communities-ni.gov.uk" target="_blank">http://www.communities-ni.gov.uk</a></p><p>Since PIP was introduced 4.1m decisions have been made up to March 2019, of these 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Reassessments from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to PIP.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 1:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for reassessment claims to PIP with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Scotland.</p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>370</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>1,360</p></td><td><p>210</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>820</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>690</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 2:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for reassessment claims to PIP with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Wales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>250</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>930</p></td><td><p>200</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>430</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Table 3:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for reassessment claims to PIP with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, England.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>610</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>2,720</p></td><td><p>640</p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>220</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>9,920</p></td><td><p>1,970</p></td><td><p>550</p></td><td><p>1,400</p></td><td><p>840</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>560</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>7,160</p></td><td><p>1,380</p></td><td><p>330</p></td><td><p>1,040</p></td><td><p>620</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>350</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>6,260</p></td><td><p>1,220</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>810</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>New Claims to PIP.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 4:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for PIP new claims with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Scotland.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>560</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>540</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>440</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Table 5:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for PIP new claims with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Wales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>250</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Table 6:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for PIP new claims with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, England.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>530</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>3,940</p></td><td><p>650</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>3,240</p></td><td><p>730</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>3,040</p></td><td><p>670</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>580</p></td><td><p>230</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>120</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>3,130</p></td><td><p>740</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>630</p></td><td><p>280</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>160</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>2,780</p></td><td><p>640</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>450</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: PIP Computer System</p><p>All data rounded to the nearest 10. # refers to where there are less than 5 cases.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Components may not sum to totals due to rounding.</p><p> </p><p>In the application process, claimants’ primary disabling condition is only recorded for collation by the Department at assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Data is based on primary disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer systems. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics.</p><p> </p><p>The geography relates to the origin of the claim (i.e. derived from claimant’s postcode).</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>PIP data includes normal rules and special rules for the terminally ill claimants.</p><p> </p><p>Some decisions which are changed at MR, and where the claimant continues to appeal for a higher PIP award, are then changed again at tribunal appeal. Therefore the number of people who had a decision changed at MR and the number of people who had a decision changed at tribunal appeal cannot be added together.</p><p> </p><p>Lapsed appeals are where DWP changed the decision after an appeal was lodged but before it was heard at Tribunal.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to an MR and appeal.</p>
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis in (a) Scotland, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Wales and (d) England that made a new application for personal independence payment applied for mandatory reconsideration of the decision in each year since 2013, and how many of those people had had their decision (i) overturned and (ii) upheld. more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) mandatory reconsiderations (MR) and appeals for claimants with a primary disabling condition of Multiple Sclerosis in Scotland, Wales and England can be found in the tables below.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern Irish Assembly has devolved responsibility for social security benefits. The responsibility for statistics in Northern Ireland lies with the Department for Communities: <a href="http://www.communities-ni.gov.uk" target="_blank">http://www.communities-ni.gov.uk</a></p><p>Since PIP was introduced 4.1m decisions have been made up to March 2019, of these 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Reassessments from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to PIP.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 1:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for reassessment claims to PIP with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Scotland.</p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>370</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>1,360</p></td><td><p>210</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>820</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>690</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 2:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for reassessment claims to PIP with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Wales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>250</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>930</p></td><td><p>200</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>430</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Table 3:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for reassessment claims to PIP with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, England.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>610</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>2,720</p></td><td><p>640</p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>220</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>9,920</p></td><td><p>1,970</p></td><td><p>550</p></td><td><p>1,400</p></td><td><p>840</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>560</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>7,160</p></td><td><p>1,380</p></td><td><p>330</p></td><td><p>1,040</p></td><td><p>620</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>350</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>6,260</p></td><td><p>1,220</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>810</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>New Claims to PIP.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 4:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for PIP new claims with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Scotland.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>560</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>540</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>440</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Table 5:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for PIP new claims with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, Wales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>250</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Table 6:</strong> The number of Initial Decisions, MRs and appeals for PIP new claims with a main disabling condition of multiple sclerosis, England.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year of</strong> <strong>Initial</strong> <strong>Decision</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Initial</strong> <strong>Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>registered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MRs</strong> <strong>completed where the initial award was not changed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals Lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was lapsed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the decision was</strong> <strong>maintained</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Appeals where the</strong> <strong>decision was</strong> <strong>overturned in favour of the claimant</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>530</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>3,940</p></td><td><p>650</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>3,240</p></td><td><p>730</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>3,040</p></td><td><p>670</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>580</p></td><td><p>230</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>120</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>3,130</p></td><td><p>740</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>630</p></td><td><p>280</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>160</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>2,780</p></td><td><p>640</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>450</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: PIP Computer System</p><p>All data rounded to the nearest 10. # refers to where there are less than 5 cases.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Components may not sum to totals due to rounding.</p><p> </p><p>In the application process, claimants’ primary disabling condition is only recorded for collation by the Department at assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Data is based on primary disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer systems. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics.</p><p> </p><p>The geography relates to the origin of the claim (i.e. derived from claimant’s postcode).</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>PIP data includes normal rules and special rules for the terminally ill claimants.</p><p> </p><p>Some decisions which are changed at MR, and where the claimant continues to appeal for a higher PIP award, are then changed again at tribunal appeal. Therefore the number of people who had a decision changed at MR and the number of people who had a decision changed at tribunal appeal cannot be added together.</p><p> </p><p>Lapsed appeals are where DWP changed the decision after an appeal was lodged but before it was heard at Tribunal.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to an MR and appeal.</p>
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference the report entitled, Asbestos-related diseases in Great Britain, 2018, published in October 2018, how many deaths from mesothelioma there were in each (a) region and (b) local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
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John Healey more like this
star this property uin 276514 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The latest mesothelioma death statistics for Great Britain by region and local authority were published on the HSE website on 3 July 2019 and are summarised in the report at <a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/mesothelioma/mesoarea.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/mesothelioma/mesoarea.pdf</a>.</p><p>Mesothelioma deaths and Standardised Mortality Ratios by region and local authority area for the period 1981-2017 are available in tables MESOAREA01 and MESOAREA02 for males and females respectively at <a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/tables/mesoarea.xlsx" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/tables/mesoarea.xlsx</a> . The statistics are further broken down by a 5-year time-period in tables MESOAREA03 and MESOAREA04 for males and females respectively.</p><p>Standardised Mortality Ratios allow an assessment of whether the death rate in each area is higher or lower than that for Great Britain as a whole, after allowing for population age differences.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:50:42.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:50:42.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Healey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has spent on administering reviews and appeals against disability benefits in each of the last ten years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 276510 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The table below gives the operational costs for disability benefits for the years from 2013/14 to 2018/19. This is the only comparable data available for the period requested due to changes in benefit delivery. The question asks for the cost of ‘administering reviews’ which is not a recognised DWP terminology so we have assumed the request is for the cost of Reconsiderations, as well as Appeals.</p><p>Please note that the data supplied is derived from unpublished management information which was collected for internal Departmental use only and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standard. The data should therefore be treated with caution.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>18/19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>17/18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>16/17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>15/16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>14/15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>13/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Appeals and Reconsiderations</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>66.93</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>66.07</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>49.33</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>37.21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>39.20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>51.03</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:09:36.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:09:36.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1138693
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Fraud more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps he is taking to tackle universal credit fraud. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 276511 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes its obligation to prevent, detect and investigate fraud very seriously and will investigate all claims where fraud may have been committed. We have recently set up a dedicated team to investigate a specific type of emergent fraud, and we are also committed to the use of penalties such as prosecutions and tough financial penalties to discourage fraudulent behaviour.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has also recently been working to further improve knowledge and awareness of Universal Credit (UC) fraud amongst Jobcentre and Service Centre staff. Guidance has also been issued to ensure that all staff are aware how to quickly refer cases of suspected fraud to the Department’s Counter-fraud team.</p><p> </p><p>Most welfare losses, across Government, arise from claimants failing to report changes of circumstances. UC provides a single, digital interface through which claimants can more easily report these changes. UC also allows us to adjust benefit entitlement in line with changing circumstances in real time. Internal and external data matches are increasingly helping to inform benefit payments and alerting staff to check for any undeclared changes in people’s circumstances. Once UC is fully rolled out, we expect cross-welfare losses to fraud, error and overpayments to be reduced by around £1 billion per year</p><p> </p><p>As of June 2019, potential fraudulent advance claims equate to less than 1 per cent of all Universal Credit claims.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T12:58:00.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T12:58:00.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Proof of Identity more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure accurate verification of universal credit claimants who request an advance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 276512 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>As of June 2019, potential fraudulent advance claims equate to less than 1 per cent of all Universal Credit claims.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has been working to improve knowledge and awareness of advances fraud amongst Jobcentre and Service Centre staff. Guidance has also been issued to ensure that staff are aware how to refer cases of suspected fraud to the Department’s Counter-fraud team.</p><p> </p><p>We are developing our service iteratively and improving any areas in the service that may currently be presenting issues, to minimise the risk of fraud while ensuring that we can continue to provide financial support to those claimants who need it.</p><p>We cannot share advance detail of the specific security improvements we are making but this includes improving our process for verifying a claimant’s circumstances.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T12:46:01.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T12:46:01.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of supplementing the Local Welfare Assistance Scheme with a centrally allocated fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 276576 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The reforms to the Social Fund in 2013 allowed local authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales to deliver their own local provision for people who are in need of urgent help. Local authorities are best placed to decide how to promote and target flexible help to support local welfare needs. The Government has no further plans to review provision.</p><p> </p><p>The Local Government Finance Settlement for 2015-16 identifies a notional amount relating to local welfare provision in each upper-tier and unitary authority’s general grant, totalling £129.6 million for England. The notional allocation for local welfare provision remains at £129.6 million in England in the Local Government Financial Settlement until 2019/20. There are no plans to ring-fence this notional allocation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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276564 more like this
276565 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:11:48.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:11:48.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this